Low Gas Prices Shut O'Reilly & The Repiblicans Up Fast
By: Steve - June 28, 2012 - 10:00am
When gas was $4.00 a gallon O'Reilly and all his right-wing friends reported on it almost every night, and they blamed Obama for it. They said his liberal policies and his anti-drilling everywhere position was causing the high gas prices.
But now that gas is almost down to $3.00 a gallon, they are as silent as a mouse. Suddenly they are saying nothing about gas prices, not a word. That's because they are political hacks who simply used the high gas prices to attack Obama politically.
And O'Reilly was at the front of the pack with the biased dishonest attacks on Obama, even though he claims to be a non-partisan Independent who has been fair to Obama.
Experts now predict average gas prices may fall below $3 this fall after dropping 14 cents in two weeks. But when prices hit a record high, O'Reilly, Fox News, and all the Republicans attributed sole responsibility to President Obama, even though there is no evidence that factors like drilling impact what consumers pay.
They said drill baby drill.
And just two months ago, Republicans said Obama shouldered the blame for rising gas costs, and that only he had the key to lower gas prices:
Mitt Romney, March 18, 2012: "He gets full credit or blame for what's happened in this economy, and what's happened to gasoline prices under his watch, and what's happened to our schools, and what's happened to our military forces. All these things are his responsibility while he's president."The insane O'Reilly even said that Obama wanted high gas prices to make it politically smart to invest more into green energy. Which was the most ridiculous thing he has said this year, and that's saying a lot.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), April 6, 2012: "The president holds the key to addressing the pain Ohioans are feeling at the gas pump and moving our nation away from its reliance on foreign energy. My question for the president is: what are you waiting for?"
Boehner, April 6, 2012: "The president's own policies to date have made matters worse and driven up gas prices."
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Feb. 28 2012: "This President will go to any length to drive up gas prices and pave the way for his ideological agenda."
Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), March 13, 2012: Obama is "fully responsible for what the American public is paying for gasoline."
Are Republicans now reversing their rhetoric and giving Obama credit for falling gas prices? Of course not.
Former Virginia Sen. George Allen, who is running to reclaim his old seat, is another lawmaker who has misled on the gas prices. Last month, Allen was caught pushing a graphic that not only compares gas prices to an artificially low amount, but lists a current price from back in April, even though Virginia gas prices are now more than 40 cents lower per gallon.
Obama's policies have not changed since April: The Keystone XL pipeline has not been built, drilling hasn't drastically changed, and the same regulations are in place. Yet gas prices have fallen. Economics says he isn't responsible, either way.
Not to mention you never see this story reported by O'Reilly, Fox, or any Republicans.
The Obama administration's regulations to increase margin requirements on oil speculation, implemented in April, are largely responsible for this drop in gas prices. But you won't hear that from the GOP.
Here is the link to the story:
How President Barack Obama Cut Oil Prices 21 Percent in Two Months
Now that is something you will never see O'Reilly report, because it would kill his right-wing propaganda on the issue, and show you that Obama did something to get the prices down, but O'Reilly will not give him any credit for it, even though he blamed Obama when they were going up in price.
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